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[November 22, 2017]  The Sports Xchange

11/21/2017 NFL Note - Minnesota Vikings Robison, Brian

DE Brian Robison was limited in Tuesday's practice because of a lower back injury that sidelined him on Sunday. If he can't play, the Vikings will continue to give extra reps to Stephen Weatherly.

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NFL Note - Minnesota Vikings Remmers, Mike

RT Mike Remmers was limited in Tuesday's practice because of a concussion that kept him out of the past two games. If he can't play, Rashod Hill will get his third straight start. Hill has played well in Remmers' place.

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NFL Note - Minnesota Vikings Sendejo, Andrew

SS Andrew Sendejo was limited in Tuesday's practice because of a groin and hamstring injury that sidelined him last week. If he can't play, Anthony Harris will start for the fourth time this season. He had a team-high seven tackles including a forced fumble that he recovered inside the Vikings' 1-yard line last week.

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Collins, La'el

RT La'el Collins landed on the injury report Tuesday, being limited in practice with a back injury. Veteran Byron Bell took first-team reps at right tackle in the early portion of practice open to the media. Bell said he'd have no issues playing right tackle even though he had been working at left tackle of late with Tyron Smith sidelined with groin/ back injuries. Bell started in Smith's place in last Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, although Smith is trending toward returning this week. Collins has started every game at right tackle this season for the Cowboys, and has fared OK in his first year at the position.

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NFL Note - Los Angeles Rams Woods, Robert

WR Robert Woods will be sidelined at least the next two games with a sprained left shoulder, coach Sean McVay announced. McVay said that Woods "probably (is) going to be out a couple weeks" on Monday, one day after the 25-year-old sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of the 24-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Woods reeled in eight receptions for 81 yards versus the Vikings and leads the team in catches (47), targets (70) and receiving yards (703) this season. He also is tied with Sammy Watkins for the team lead among receivers in touchdowns (four).

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Ngakoue, *Yannick

DE Yanick Ngakoue was credited with 2.5 sacks and had two forced fumbles. He now has 9.0 sacks this season and has surpassed his career-high of 8.0 sacks last season when he set a Jaguars rookie record.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Fournette, Leonard

RB Leonard Fournette rushed for 111 yards against Cleveland on Sunday. He has joined Fred Taylor as the only rookies in franchise history to rush for at least 100 yards in four or more games.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Lambo, Josh

K Josh Lambo made two of three field-goal attempts at Cleveland and has made nine of 10 attempts since signing with the team on Oct. 17.

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Heath, Jeff

SS Jeff Heath (concussion) was a full participant Tuesday for a second consecutive day. He said he'll be ready to return for the Thanksgiving game against the Chargers after sitting out last Sunday.

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NFL Note - Denver Broncos Lynch, *Paxton

QB Paxton Lynch will reportedly be named the Broncos' starter for Sunday's game against the Raiders. ESPN's Dan Graziano cited a source as saying the Broncos (3-7) will make the official announcement Wednesday. Lynch, who is a team's first-round pick in the 2016 draft, is now healthy after battling a shoulder injury he sustained during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Aug. 26.

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NFL Note - Seattle Seahawks Freeney, Dwight

DE Dwight Freeney was waived by the Seahawks on Tuesday after only four games. The 37-year-old Freeney had three sacks in four games with the Seahawks. The seven-time Pro Bowler was signed last month after Seattle lost pass rusher Cliff Avril to a neck injury. Freeney ranks 17th in NFL history with 125 1/2 career sacks.

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Smith, Tyron

LT Tyron Smith has practiced in limited fashion this week and could be available after missing the past two games with a groin injury.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Smith, Telvin

OLB Telvin Smith registered two takeaways in the win over Cleveland after he intercepted a Browns pass in the first quarter and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the closing minutes of the game. Smith has now recorded five takeaways this season (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries).

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Jackson, Malik

DT Malik Jackson registered a sack in the first quarter in the Cleveland game and has now posted 5.0 sacks this season. It marks the third consecutive season that Jackson has recorded 5.0-plus sacks. He has 7.0 sacks in his last 11 games dating back to the 2016 regular-season finale.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Bouye, A.J.

CB A.J. Bouye had an interception for the second straight game and now leads the Jaguars with four interceptions. That's a single-season career-high for Bouye.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Wells, Josh

T Josh Wells drew praise from head coach Doug Marrone for his play against Cleveland, the second straight game that Wells has started in place of Jermey Parnell. "I thought this was Josh's best game this year," Marrone said. "I think J.P. is a good player but I'm happy with how Josh played last week."

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Bailey, Dan

K Dan Bailey (groin) could kick on Thursday after missing the last four games. Mike Nugent would still handle kickoffs.

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Hitchens, Anthony

LB Anthony Hitchens (groin) did not practice for a second consecutive day, but the hope remains he'll be eligible to go against the Chargers.

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NFL Note - Dallas Cowboys Lee, Sean

LB Sean Lee (hamstring) didn't practice and owner Jerry Jones ruled him out on his radio show Tuesday.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Vernon, Olivier

DE Olivier Vernon (shoulder) was limited in Tuesday's practice. Vernon said his shoulder injury is feeling better, and sounded optimistic that he'd be good to go Thursday.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Reed, Chris

G Chris Reed had two holding penalties in his first start of the season at left guard, but drew praise from head coach Doug Marrone for his play against the Browns. "I liked it," Marrone said about Reed's play. "He was going up against a tough front seven. Overall, I was happy with his play .... Other than the two penalties."

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Nortman, Brad

P Brad Nortman's performance was affected more by the wind and cold than anyone else. Nortman had nine punts in the game and only managed a 39.3 average. His best kick was 54 yards while his worst was a shank of 21 yards. He only placed two of the nine punts inside the 20 and he finished with a 36.1 net average.

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NFL Note - Jacksonville Jaguars Lewis, Marcedes

TE Marcedes Lewis scored Jacksonville's only offensive touchdown when he grabbed a 10-yard throw from Blake Bortles in the first quarter against the Browns. It was Lewis' fifth touchdown catch of the season, his highest total since he had 10 in 2010, the year of his only Pro Bowl appearance.

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NFL Note - San Francisco 49ers Jones, Datone

DE Datone Jones was waived, the San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday. Jones recorded six tackles in three games with the 49ers since signing a one-year deal on Oct. 24. The 27-year-old Jones was a first-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2013. He registered 80 tackles and nine sacks in 62 career regular-season games.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Fluker, D.J.

OL D.J. Fluker is sporting a walking boot on his right foot. Fluker's toe injury will keep him out of Thursday's game and is a week-to-week injury.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Harrison, Damon

DT Damon Harrison was limited in Tuesday's practice. Harrison, who injured his ankle two weeks ago, is having his practice snaps managed.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Munson, Calvin

LB Calvin Munson (quad) has not been able to practice this week and is looking at missing his second game this season due to a quad issue.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Shepard, Sterling

WR Sterling Shepard (illness), who was projected to be limited Monday had there been a practice, did not practice Tuesday. Head coach Ben McAdoo said they kept Shepard inside for further evaluation.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Pugh, Justin

OL Justin Pugh said his back is starting to feel better, but he's not about to rush himself back to the field out of concern he might experience another setback. Pugh said he's been taking medication and doing exercises to keep his back loose.

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NFL Note - New York Giants Halapio, Jon

OL Jon Halapio will get the start at right guard Thursday night according to a source. Halapio will take D.J. Fluker's spot in the lineup.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Brown, Zach

ILB Zach Brown is still fighting a sore Achilles tendon that limited him in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. The Redskins are only doing walk-throughs with a Thursday game this week against the New York Giants, but Brown was listed as limited if there had been a practice on Tuesday.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Quick, Brian

WR Brian Quick (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's walk-through practice and should return Thursday against the New York Giants after missing the past two games.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Nsekhe, Ty

T Ty Nsekhe took over at left guard on Sunday against New Orleans and will start there against the New York Giants on Thursday.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Daniels Jr., LeShun

RB LeShun Daniels was signed to the 53-man roster from the Redskins practice squad.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Rhaney, Demetrius

C Demetrius Rhaney, who played with the Los Angeles Rams in 2015 and 2016, signed to Washington's 53-man roster to serve as a backup on an offensive line crippled by injuries.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Francis, A.J.

DL A.J. Francis, who has been cut twice by the Redskins this season, was signed again to the 53-man roster.

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NFL Note - Washington Redskins Robertson, Pete

LB Pete Robertson was signed to the 53-man roster from Washington's practice squad.

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